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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Technicians in the United States take home an average $48K per year. Final cash compensation to Environmental Health & Safety Technicians varies from around $33K to approximately $66K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $4K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Environmental Health & Safety Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,937 - $66,652
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,545
10%
50%
90%

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$13.87 - $26.32
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,937 - $66,652  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $3,945  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,631 - $65,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $26.32  
   
Overtime
$21.06 - $39.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
   
Profit Sharing
$811 - $3,945  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,631 - $65,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians are responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around job sites. They are also in charge of conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, these professionals make sure the supply of chemicals and materials is maintained, train other employees in all regulatory processes, and make sure that all employees are following guidelines. This is generally a full-time position that requires some travel. EHS technicians also need to be able to occasionally lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Tasks

  • Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
  • Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.
  • Follow procedures to monitor health and safety at designated locations, such as ergonomics, air quality, and waste disposal.
  • Know, apply, and document state, OSHA, and federal regulations, and identify problems and suggest remedies.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


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Environmental Health & Safety Technicians' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Environmental Health & Safety Manager. Environmental Health & Safety Managers get paid an average $74K per year. Environmental Health & Safety Technicians moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Environmental Health & Safety Specialists or Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators. The median paychecks in those roles are $12K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


Survey results show that Environmental Health & Safety Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. The majority of those who know OSHA Compliance also know Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $44K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $49K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $49K in this role. As Environmental Health & Safety Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $64K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries


OSHA Compliance
up arrow 3%

Environmental Compliance
0%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%